Dapitan Street Market for bargain decor finds

Dapitan Street Market in Quezon City is the place to go to if you’re looking for bargain decor finds for your home project. Most of the items are export overruns or samples, so some may be in good condition while others are not. (The don’t sell used books here though.)
Dapitan street market ceramics

I love this shop! You can find a lot of beautiful ceramic stuff at Dapitan. I buy bowls, plates and dishes here.

Back  then – say about 6 or 7 years ago – I’d go with my workplace BFF (who also happened to be my boss! Kakuntsaba, bwahahaha!). We would scavenge for “trash” – those tiny objects that were relegated under display shelves. The best time to go, we discovered, was when new items have just been unloaded. Then the items would still be a bit dirty, and it would be so much easier to bargain for lower prices.

In my recent trips to Dapitan Street Market, I haven’t been able to get good bargains. Prices have gone up, and the vendors aren’t too bargain-y anymore. They don’t give discounts like they used to.

Anyway, recently, I went there with my hub and kids because we were looking for some woven baskets and trash bins. It’s lean season, so there wasn’t a crowd.

Cute ceramic froggies dapitan street market
Cute ceramic froggies – I don’t know what they are for.

Glass and wrought iron art dapitan street market
Glass and wrought iron art is another specialty at the Dapitan Street market.

christmas balls dapitan street market

Bargain Christmas decor at the Dapitan Street Market. These Christmas balls go for P50 each!

native lamps dapitan street market

Lamps, baskets, and other home stuff made of native materials abound here.

victorian clock dapitan street market

Victorian clocks, masks, jars, and other bric-a-brac

Tray of capiz balls dapitan street market

Capiz balls and fruits 

dog in a bag dapitan street market

Bottle sold separately. 😛

Dapitan Street Market is located on Dapitan Street, near Mayon Street, Quezon City. It starts to get very crowded as soon as September comes around, mainly because of the the Christmas decor that shoppers from all over Metro Manila come to bargain for.

9 thoughts on “Dapitan Street Market for bargain decor finds

  1. @Manang Toni – hmmmmm. Sana may magandang packaging yan para buo pagdating sa FRA. haha

    @Fris – plant pots madami… Milk bottles as in the vintage ones, like Magnolia or Chocolait? Parang wala.

  2. hi po, i’m from Davao City and i’ve never been to dapitan Arcade but been dying to. kaya po i wanna know/ask kung may nagbebenta po ba dun na online? para po sana makita ko ang mga products.. i really hope you can help me.. Thank you so much!

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